(Im)material explores tangible and intangible concepts surrounding materials. It asks our community to question what 'material' means to them and their practice.
Artists choose materials because of their particular qualities. The same material can be used in very different ways to achieve very different results. The twentieth century saw artists experimenting with unexpected materials. Everyday objects, textiles, industrial substances, natural phenomena and even things we can’t touch or see (such as sound) found their way into art. Materials can be used in different ways to create very different effects. Artists often experiment with the qualities of materials, pushing them to the limits of what they can do.
Through group discussions, workshops and interviews, we have been able to collaborate with our community to explore this theme in detail. The publication is an exploration of our findings, the workshops were there to inspire and the exhibition is to showcase. Together, we have unpicked the meaning of 'material' and deepened our practice and perspectives because of it.
Meet The Artists
To learn more about the community, head over to our online publication where you can read artist profiles and interviews.
Curating Futures Artist